Daniel Biltereyst

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Daniel Biltereyst is Professor in Film and Media Studies at the Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium, where he teaches film and media history, and cultural media studies. Besides being Director of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) and an elected member of the Academia Europaea, he is also linked to the HoMER network. He is the main supervisor of the Hercules/FWO-funded Cinema Ecosystem (CINECOS) project, aiming at building an open access data platform for cinema history in Flanders and Belgium (2018-24, see Cinema Belgica). He’s a co-supervisor of the H2020 EUMEPLAT project (European Media Platforms), more precisely leading WP on the history of the European movie market.

Biltereyst published Explorations in New Cinema History (2011, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers), Cinema, Audiences and Modernity (2012, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers), Silencing Cinema: Film Censorship around the World (2013, with R. Vande Winkel), Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism, and Power (2015, with D. Treveri Gennari), a special issue on cinemagoing experiences and memory for Memory Studies (2017, with A. Kuhn and Ph. Meers), the Routledge Companion to New Cinema History (2019, with R. Maltby and Ph. Meers), and Mapping Movie Magazines (2020, with Lies Van de Vijver). He recently published a monograph on the history of film/cinema censorship in Belgium (Verboden beelden: De verborgen geschiedenis van filmcensuur in België, 2020) and he made a documentary with Bruno Mestdagh on film cuttings, Ongezien/invisible (2020, Cinematek). He is finalizing Cinema in the Arab World: New Histories, New Approaches (Bloomsbury, with I. Elsaket and Ph. Meers), New Perspectives on Early Cinema History (Bloomsbury, with M. Slugan), and is now working on the Screening Censorship Companion (University of Exeter Press, with E. Mathijs). He also extensively published in edited volumes and academic journals like Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Memory Studies, and Screen.

Biltereyst supervised more than 20 doctoral research projects, mostly in the field of his expertise (film and media history, historical media audience research, media censorship and controversy, new cinema history).

A full list of publications can be consulted here: Daniel Biltereyst

Research Tracks

Film & Cinema


Media & Social Change

Research CIMS

Cinema City Cultures


Digital Cinema Studies

(De)constructing Health News

Screen(ing) Audiences

Athens by night

The Antihero and New Hollywood

Steunpunt Media

Media coverage of the EU presidency

Soap Skilled Teenagers

Out on Screen

The 'Enlightened' City

'Forgotten Audiences'

Film, Genre, and Representation

UNESCO's policy on international communication

Gent Kinemastad

The media (de)construction of disasters

Panic in Context

European cinema in search of an audience

The construction of a national cinema

Forbidden Images

Nazi Newsreels in Occupied Belgium '1940-1944'

The Development of Television News Production and Television News as a Genre

The Export of Fantasy

Throwing Light onto a collective heritage

Foreign and international news studies